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MINIX is a microkernel based UNIX like operating system developed by Tanenbaum starting 1987. Use this tag for the original MINIX and seldom used MINIX 2, for MINIX 3 (which almost only shares the name with the original project) use [minix3]

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ENOSYS (_SIGN 38) while bind() raw socket in MINIX 3

Code Snippet: // Open internal socket int raw_internal_1 =0; raw_internal_1 = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_RAW, IPPROTO_UDP); if(raw_internal_1 < 0){ perror("Error[01]: ...
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EPROTOTYPE (_SIGN 41 ) while creating raw socket() in MINIX 3

The following is my code snippet that is producing EPROTOTYPE error, aka, Protocol Wrong Type for Socket. I checked for the headers in /usr/include in MINIX 3, sys/socket.h contains definitions for ...
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Process scheduling in minix3

How can I make all priority (Scheduling) to low in minix? any idea please? do i need to only make the change in proc.h or how does it works? I tried to understanding how software interact with ...
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Is the "page-to-disk" feature Linus talks about in his autobiography essentially the concept of swapping we use today?

In his autobiography, Just for Fun, Linus mentions the "page-to-disk" feature that was pivotal in making Linux a worthy competitor to Minix and other UNIX clones of the day: I remember that,...
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How do I resolve memory issues in minix3?

For a class I have to run minix3 on virtualbox and make changes to the kernel. This is fine on my laptop. However, on my desktop, I am constantly running into issues with memory. For example, whenever ...
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How many packages can one pc contain (without conflicts)? [closed]

I'm talking about one architecture, one distribution "at a time" (no multi-boot) and only packages in official repositories. If repos from different distros can be mixed, I'd like to distinguish ...
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Where can I get the first edition of Minix OS?

I want to know where can I get the first edition of Minix OS? I would like to look at the source code of the first edition of Minix OS.
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Man pages: When to put a new system call in section 2 and when in section 3?

For an exercise at the university, we are asked to extend Minix (v2) with a system call utctime that properly calculates the leap seconds (which Minix' implementation of time does not do). We've ...
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Minix installation ERROR ٍ"Active partition"

I downloaded Minix 3 from here and wrote it on a USB flash drive using Rufus (in Windows os). When it boots it says : ->NETBSD MBR boot ->Errror No active partition I searched for "active ...
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Is there any utility that can drop me into a Intel ME Minix shell?

I see a lot of talk about Intel -3 ring mode running Minix. Is there any easy C program I can compile, or utility I can run that will drop me into a -3 ring mode Minix shell?
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What does `minix/config.h` do?

Many times when I run configure, I get this message: checking minix/config.h usability... no checking minix/config.h presence... no checking for minix/config.h... no configure runs without errors or ...
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File Stat Program [closed]

I have a simple program which prints whether a pathname argument is either a directory, regular file with execute privileges, a regular file, a symbolic link, or other. I have the following if ...
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POSIX, Unix, Linux and Minix: What is what? [closed]

I am confused by the many related terms in the topic "UNIX". How are the terms POSIX, UNIX, Linux and Minix related? Which one is the root of all etc...?
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System time in Minix with best precision

I'm working on a project to modify the scheduler in MINIX 3. So to test it I need to analyse the wait time and turnaround time. To calculate the wait time I'm storing the system time when the process ...
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Accented characters appearing in rxvt

I have a quite specific question which I've spent hours trying to solve, but have finally decided it is time to ask for help. I'm currently doing some work which requires me to ssh from a debian ...
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How do I restart the network or ask the system to seek a refresh IP from the DHCP?

I'm running a Minix using VirtualBox. Minix is set to use the DHCP. And the network adapter is using a bridged connection*. When I last saved the state of the machine its IP was 192.168.1.11 (...
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Why does the MINIX installation ask how big /home should be?

While installing MINIX is was asked how big do want /home to be. --- Step 5: Select the size of /home --------------- MINIX will take up 611 MB, without /home. How big do you want your /home to be in ...
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Minix randomly fails to accept keyboard input

I'm currently toying around with Minix 2.0.4 on a somewhat dated 80386 based system with 8 MiB of RAM. I've succesfully managed to install Minix, but I randomly encounter the following issue: When I ...
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How can I compile minix when I make changes in libraries

I am looking for a way to compile minix. The make hdboot command seems to do nothing with the directories under /usr/src/lib. I changed only one .c file in syslib. Do I have to do make world for this ?...
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Installing MINIX3 on vmware

I'm trying to install MINIX 3 (3.1.0 to be precise). The VMWare installation I have failed to recognize MINIX. I followed the steps shown here: http://wiki.minix3.org/UsersGuide/RunningOnVmware. ...
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Is the Minix 3 license GPL compatible?

Does anyone know if Minix 3's license is GPL compatible? It's a BSD-style license, but I'm not entirely sure if it's compatible with the GPL. Here is a link to the license: http://www.minix3.org/...
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Emacs on Minix 3?

Has anybody managed to install Emacs on Minix 3? Emacs was available on earlier versions of Minix. I am OK with an earlier version of Emacs if necessary. I don't find Zile, mg or Elle adequate and ...
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Does anyone still use MINIX? [closed]

I was just curious if anyone still use MINIX and for what purposes. I found this article but it doesn't go in detail about who uses it and for what. Thanks
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cp file device:directory on Minix

In my operating systems class we had to modify the boot screen of the Minix OS. I understood just about everything we did, but at the end of the make for compiling the new OS, there's a line: cp ...
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Minix: Kernel Panic when booting from the Live CD

I followed the instructions in the Minix wiki on how to set up Minix in VirtualBox, but right after hitting enter on the boot screen, I get a kernel panic: *** kernel messages: ested 0 ... kernel ...
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